"Shillitto's Bream Bonanza"
Remenham anglers travelled to a new venue for their club outing last Sunday (13th June) for their first match of the season at Wood Lane fishery near Iver. All caught well, basking in glorious sunshine for most of the day.
Dick Shillitto lead the way with an impressive bag of 72 lb 4 oz of mainly Skimmer Bream with a few carp most of which were caught on pellet at 5M on the pole. Dick started the match fishing the pellet waggler, shallow, however after a quiet start, switched to the pole to target the resident bream. His change tactics paid off as he went on to win the match. Club Captain Ian Chaplin was a close second with 61lb 12oz of quality Carp caught on banded pellet at 6M on the pole. Third place went to Nigel Smith with 58lb 14oz of Carp again caught on his favourite pellet.
Section winners were Graham Dodd with 55lb 14oz who caught shallow with 8mm pellet at distance on the waggler rod and Ade Bowels with 51lb 14oz who fished paste on the pole.
The match this Sunday is at Billhook near Odiham, draw at 9.00am, fishing 10.00am - 4.00pm. Billhook Lake is 1.4 acres and is home to carp, tench, bream, roach, rudd, perch, barbel and Chubb. The average fish caught is 3lb to 5lb and the total weight match record for this lake is 284lb for a 5 hour match.
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